Welcome to the January 2020 Round Up of the Fulbright REVIEW Blog

by | Jan 17, 2020 | Announcements, Dean's Corner

Can you believe it? We’re already in a new year and decade!

And part of our “2020 vision” – if you’ll excuse the pun – here at the U of A’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is to continue to celebrate the phenomenal successes, milestones and lives of you – our amazing Fulbright Family.

In this edition of the Fulbright REVIEW we do exactly that – starting with a spotlight on one of our distinguished alumni who is deeply rooted in the history of both the U of A and Fayetteville itself.

We’ve also got exciting academic news! Projects to combat “fake news,” bolster Holocaust studies, address Spanish language education, and create a student-led record label are among nine Fulbright College-related initiatives receiving more than $500,000 from the Chancellor’s Fund for Humanities and Performing Arts.

Additionally, one of our creative writing faculty members was recently awarded a $25,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts!

And don’t miss this Q&A with an amazing alumna who has created numerous scholarship opportunities and even a new student media center, or this story of how a faculty-student physics team made an accidental discovery that could lead to easier methods of screening drugs and toxins.

Next, meet a sociologist who studies how young adult romantic relationships shape self-concept and health, and a comparative literature and Middle East studies professor who won the 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

Then, learn more about the jazz master who will be an artist-in-residence this spring, and check out the creative student projects featured in this poster fair centered on interpretations of Frankenstein.

You can also listen to two new Short Talks From the Hill podcasts, one featuring climate change research and one about a major archeological excavation of Caddo mounds!

And, spend some time getting to know Chante Jacobs, Katelyn Barry, Lucas Bellaiche and Sarah Caster – four more incredible students who thanks to several scholarships and the donors who created them, are each one step closer to making their career dreams come true!

If these stories have inspired you to learn more, or to make a gift, please contact Betsy Bushmiaer on our development team at 479-575-3712 or fulbright@uark.edu.

As always, we’ll keep providing you with more new stories at fulbrightreview.uark.edu, and showcase the most interesting features in our monthly email round ups so you never miss the inside scoop.

We hope you’ll stay tuned and continue to enjoy the blog. And, if you have a great story idea or know someone you’d like us to feature, please email us at fulbcomm@uark.edu or submit your own post.


Todd Shields, Dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Todd G. Shields

Dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

479-575-4804 // tshield@uark.edu